Every month, staff from the Airdrie Public Library (APL) send the Airdrie City View a selection of titles the library has among its collections, along with brief synopses of each read. Here is the July edition of APL's 'Book Page,' featuring both fiction and non-fiction reads Airdrie readers can enjoy for the remainder of this summer.
You Are Not Alone
By Greer Hendricks
Shay Miller witnesses a perfectly normal-looking young woman about her age make the chilling decision to leap in front of an ongoing subway train. As a coping mechanism, she is invited to join a group of women who promise, “You are not alone.” Shay finds her life getting better and better, but what price does she have to pay?
A Distant Shore
By Karen Kingsbury
A girl is caught in a riptide in the Caribbean Sea and is about to drown, when a teenage boy swims out to rescue her. But when he brings her back to shore, she is hurried off by her caretaker without a word. Ten years later, unbeknownst to them, the two meet again. Jack Ryder is now a fearless FBI agent and Lizzie James is on a pristine island trapped in an unthinkable nightmare. The stakes are incredibly high with both their lives on the line.
Too Much and Never Enough: How my Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man
By Mary L. Trump
In this revelatory portrait of Donald J. Trump and the toxic family that made him, Mary L. Trump, a trained clinical psychologist and Donald's only niece, shines a bright light on the history of the Trump family in order to explain how her uncle became the man who threatened America’s democracy and social fabric.
A Promised Land
By Barack Obama
In the first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable Odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the United States, describing in personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency – a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil.